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4 points that explain the IMO Tier III NOx regulations

4 points that explain the IMO Tier III NOx regulations

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What does this mean for superyachts?

Forever One is over 500GT but avoids the new regulations because she was launched before they come into effect.

On January 1 2016 IMO Tier III comes into force and it will impact every large yacht with a gross tonnage over 500 and diesel engines more than 130kW.

“If the keel is laid after January 2016, the yacht has to comply to Tier III,” explains James Roy, yacht design director at naval architecture firm BMT Nigel Gee. “What this realistically means is that any big boat being designed right now will be subject to it.”

By 2021, yachts under 500GT but over 24m LOA will be required to meet the Tier III regulations as well.

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